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China’s Chang’e 5 mission lands on Moon to retrieve lunar samples – ABC News

China’s Chang’e 5 robot probe lands on the Moon and prepares to begin collecting rock sample, in the latest move in a program which could end up with a Chinese…

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A Chinese robot probe has successfully landed on the Moon, the Chinese Government has announced.

  • The uncrewed mission aims to collect lunar samples from an area called the Ocean of Storms
  • The samples will help scientists learn more about the Moon’s origins
  • If successful, it would make China only the third nation to retrieve lunar samples

The probe is on a mission to retrieve samples of the rocks and dirt on the Moon’s surface.
The probe adds to a string of increasingly ambitious operations by China’s…

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